Choir of Angels

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Twelve drummers drumming (at weekday evening classes).

Eleven pipers piping at The Metropolitan Opera house. Get her tickets there or the innovative Opéra Français to pair with vintage opera glasses or foldable pince-nez (Pippin, 112 West 17th Street; 212-505-5159).

spritz me!

Ten lords a-leaping at her every whim, thanks to these VPL stirrup thigh highs (Mick Margo, 19 Commerce Street; 212-463-0515) and a spritz of Six Scents, a fragrance project with designers like Jeremy Scott and Gareth Pugh to benefit Designers Against AIDS (Seven New York, 110 Mercer Street; 646-654-0156).

Nine ladies dancing, with a membership to Dance New Amsterdam for hip-hop, street jazz, and Simonson technique (280 Broadway; 212-625-8369).


Eight maids a-milking in Fleur T bras and Elizabeth Cotton bloomers (Journelle, 3 East 17th Street; 212-255-7800).

Seven swans a-swimming in the most adorable pin-up bathing suits from NY designer Elizabeth O’Brien Berg (Old Hollywood Moxie, 110 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint; 718-389-0837).

get crackin!

Six geese a-laying purely for the colorful felt egg outfits (Abitare, 309 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights; 718-797-3555).

initial here!

Five gold earrings, real tiny E.E. Cummings-style alphabet studs from Catbird (219 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg; 718-599-3457).

Four calling bird whistles (Kiosk, 95 Spring Street; 212-226-8601). And other things to prey on (Michele Varian, 35 Crosby Street; 212-343-0033).

stick le boot in it!

Three French rubber riding boots, 100 percent waterproof without the galosh-kitsch, and great all winter long (Bloodline NYC, 46 Hester Street; 212-533-4243).

Two turtlenecks from Rick Owens and Opening Ceremony (Oak, 28 Bond Street; 212-677-1293).

And a party in a pair of these (Plum, 124 Ludlow Street; 212-529-1030).

Sing it again!

Hit the high notes with more DailyCandy gift guides.

99 Franklin St
bt Greenpoint Ave & Milton St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
28 Bond St
bt Lafayette St & Bowery
New York, NY 10012
124 Ludlow St
bt Rivington & Delancey Sts
New York, NY 10002
112 W 17th St
bt 6th & 7th Aves
New York, NY 10011
3 E 17th St
bt 5th Ave & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
35 Crosby St
bt Broome & Grand Sts
New York, NY 10013
95 Spring St
bt Broadway & Mercer Sts, 2nd flr
New York, NY 10012
219 Bedford Ave
bt N 4th & N 5th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
19 Commerce St
bt 7th Ave S & Bedford St
New York, NY 10014